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Things you should know before getting an Areola Tattoo

What is an areola tattoo?

The Areola or Nipple Tattoo will help recreate your nipple and areola and complete your breast reconstruction.

Tattoo ink alters the appearance of the areola and nipple by adding a realistic nipple or changing the shape or color.

After surgery, many women undergo cosmetic procedures to restore what was removed or changed during surgery. Visual regeneration of your areolas brings you closer to how you looked before surgery.

Before you book your appointment for your areola tattoo, there are a few things you need to know. Here is some information that may help you in your decision to book a consultation with IdeaLaser to discuss the process and visual enhancement of your breasts.

You must first make sure that you do not need any other changes to your breast before your areola or nipple tattoo procedure!

Talk to your plastic surgeon if you want to make any other changes to your breast. This includes changing the position of your implant, changing the type of implant, or making a scar less visible. In most cases, you will need to undergo these procedures prior to your nipple or areola tattoo procedure.

Get your antibiotics before your areola or nipple tattoo procedure

The week of your tattoo procedure, your health care provider will send a prescription for antibiotics to your pharmacy. Pick up your prescription before your procedure. If your pharmacy does not have your prescription the day before your procedure, please call your surgeon’s office.

When should I get my nipple and areola tattooed?​

A nipple and areola tattoo can be done after breast implants, breast, or nipple reconstruction surgery to treat breast cancer, it can also be done after preventive mastectomy, or by anyone who wants to improve the overall appearance of their breasts.

If you have breast reconstruction, you will need to wait at least 3 months after your final procedure to get your tattoo. This will give your skin time to heal.

Who can perform the areola and nipple tattoo?

All nipple and areola tattoos are performed by specially trained technicians licensed in Florida by the Florida Department of Health.

How long will the pigment last in the areola?

In general, all tattoos will fade to some degree and may need touch-ups. We use cosmetic pigment colors, and some fading may occur over time, at which point you may choose to renew your colors.

Who should get an areola tattoo?

3D Areola Tattoo can be done by anyone who wants to improve the overall appearance of their breasts. Many people believe that you can only get an areola tattoo if you are undergoing breast reconstruction. But anyone who wants to enhance the overall appearance of their breasts can get this type of tattoo.

Any surgery that affects the areola can leave scars or a misshapen areola. The size, shape, and color of an areola or nipple can be easily matched by tattooing over the area.

When we talk about an areola tattoo, you may hear different terms for it. Here we list the common terms:

  • Areola micropigmentation
  • 3D or 4D nipple tattoo
  • Natural areola tattoo
  • Nipple tattoo
  • Areola pigmentation
  • Areola Restoration
  • . Areola 3D

They are all relative and similar ways of describing the procedure. At IdeaLaser Cosmetic Center we take the time to discuss the best options to complete your areola…

Is it safe to tattoo the areola or nipple?

You may be wondering if it is safe to get tattooed around the areola. Tattooing the areola or nipple is very safe. In our center you will be given instructions on what to do before and after care to ensure the best and healthiest result. Be sure to choose a licensed artist who uses proper safety, sterilization, and hygiene practices.

IdeaLaser Cosmetic Center prides itself on using quality pigments and products for every procedure. You and your technician will carefully select your color palette for the most natural and realistic look.

Areola micropigmentation performed by a qualified and experienced technician will provide you with the necessary procedure to complete your individual needs.

Is it painful 3D tattoo?

This is a common question, and the answer is that most people are very comfortable with our topics. Our team will use topical anesthesia to relieve any discomfort that may occur. There may be some minor discomfort depending on the specific surgery, but it is generally minor.

Are there side effects in areola tattoo?

The skin may feel tender or tight after getting a tattoo, and there may be some swelling and redness. It is normal for healing procedures to flake, look bumpy, or feel dry.

Make sure to take care of your areola tattoo

After your tattoo, the artist will apply a bandage, you must keep the area moistened with Aquaphor, you will be given proper explicit instructions on the care of your procedure. New areola tattoos typically heal within 10 to 14 days, although there is no set timeline. The condition of your skin will determine how quickly it heals.

What is the price of an areola tattoo?

Costs differ from artist to artist when it comes to areola micropigmentation. Your technician normally has a fixed price, but each case is subject to the person’s consultation and circumstances.

In addition, the initial price usually includes the first touch-up.

You can book a free consultation with us to discuss payment options in more detail.

You can see our price for areola pigmentation

Areola Pigmentation Tattoo Consultation $150 (toward your Treatment)

3D Areola or Nipple Tattoo $1500

Areola Restoration               $1299

Are you ready to book your appointment for your areola tattoo?

For those looking to create natural-looking areolas and nipples, the IdeaLaser Cosmetic Center offers an option.

If you are interested in booking an appointment for your areola tattoo, contact us today.

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Disclaimer: Idealaser has photos for educational purposes only that may not be suitable for all viewers. The “More Information” link below will take you to a page that has graphic medical photos of breasts with areola and nipple tattoos. Be prepared to see this type of content before clicking on the link. You can also visit to see the photos. All patients gave their permission to use their photos only on our website

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